Pollyanna 圖書館 Library (2017–) is a research infrastructure operated by non-profit organization 221A.

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Illustration by Cole Pauls

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Update: Due to temporary maintenance at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library, the first session of Reading Indigeneity in Comics with Cole Pauls will be relocated to 236 E Pender Street.

 

As part of Comix for Community Solidarity, Cole Pauls will host a two-part reading group and artist talk on Indigeneity in comics at Pollyanna 圖書館 Library.

The first session of this reading group will examine and critique comic representations of Indigenous peoples by non-Native authors.

Reading list:
Action Comics #148 (1938)
Batman #86 (1954)
The Avengers #80 (1963)
Red Wolf #1 (2015)
Gordon Downey and Jeff Lemire, Secret Path (2016)

 

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Comix for Community Solidarity is an infrastructure for artists, their institutions, and communities of struggle to work together; it is a proposal for solidarity, the work of building and extending relations of affinity, alliance, and collective action.

Between Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, participating artists will work with groups that organize communities to build people power and combat the city’s escalating housing and overdose crises from below: Ali Bosley with the Vancouver Tenants Union (VTU), Jack Lloyd with the DTES SRO Collaborative, and Andrea Lukic with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU).

Together, they will produce a series of three comic publications that tell the stories of Vancouver communities working to survive and fight for liberation. The production and distribution of the publications will be collaboratively planned between 221A and the partnering groups as a means to build new solidarities and serve the struggle for a more common world.

Contributor

Acknowledgements

  • British Columbia Arts Council

Territory Acknowledgement

221A acknowledges that the area called Vancouver is within the unceded Indigenous territories belonging to the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and Tsleil-Watututh peoples. 221A recognizes that the colony of British Columbia was created through organized dispossession and colonial violence. 221A seeks to shift its organizational practices to work together with Indigenous people to end ongoing violence, disposession and displacement.

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